MILANA

There are so many surprises in this song - don't forget to watch it to the end! πŸ˜€

This song has all my favorites - a fusion of prog rock, jazz, Moroccan/African grooves, pattern experimentation, ever-changing time signatures, unique accents, and detailed cymbal work.

Hi, my name is MILANA - I'm 12 years old and have been playing drums since I was four.

Since age six, I've played in various bands and dozens of stages, styles ranging from Brazilian Bateria to Big Band to Metal.

I'm grateful to have had some incredible experiences so far, including playing with Grammy-Award winning artists. And if there's one thing I've learned ...its preparation is the KEY to opportunities. So I challenge myself every day to prepare for future opportunities, whether it's preparing solos, improvising, or learning new styles - performing all over the world is my dream!

I draw inspiration from all musicians, especially when music goes beyond the notes and you can really feel what they're saying through their instrument.

When I'm not drumming, I love to play softball, study the weather, sketch, and work on my graphic design skills!

Thank you to all of my teachers...and GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

@MilanaRocks

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Country: United States
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33 Comments

  1. giovannatakakibottai on April 9, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Sensational Milana!! Great job as always. Good luck in the contest. 😊

    • MILANA on April 9, 2020 at 2:11 pm

      Always so kind, Giovanna – thank you! πŸ˜€

  2. maia on April 10, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Hello Milana. Your video is awsome!

    • MILANA on April 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

      Thank you so much Maia! \m/

  3. Sandy Thatcherr on April 15, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    You are one very impressive drummer and have a bright future. Beginning so young, you have many more years ahead of you to hone your already considerable skills and make your mark in the world of drumming. Good luck!

    • MILANA on April 17, 2020 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you, Sandy – this made my day! πŸ™‚

  4. drummerdanva on April 19, 2020 at 9:38 am

    First saw you in this competition as a talented little kid. A few years later you are now a seriously talented mature sounding drummer. You have massive skills!! This was one of the best videos of anyone of any age in this 2020 HLAG Competition. I hope the music business has a place for talented drummers like yourself in the future.

    • MILANA on April 20, 2020 at 10:11 am

      THANK YOU very much – I am humbled by your kind words! You have been a support for many years and I’ve enjoyed reading your comments from the very beginning. This means a lot to me. Thank you again! -Milana

  5. Lizzy Schmidt on April 20, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Congratulations on week 6!!! πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯

    • MILANA on April 20, 2020 at 10:12 am

      Thank you, Lizzy! πŸ˜€

  6. Anna V on April 21, 2020 at 6:44 am

    Congratulations Milana! Awesome video!

    • MILANA on April 21, 2020 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you so much, Anna! πŸ˜€

  7. Taylor Setterstrom on April 21, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Congrats on the win !!! Very well deserved and awesome job! 😊

    • MILANA on April 22, 2020 at 9:59 am

      So kind Taylor, thank you! Congrats to you as well πŸ˜€

  8. Rebecca Guigui on April 25, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Hi Milana,
    You have a smooth organic feel. Love your tasteful fills. We have similar philosophies about music and life.
    Keep grooving,
    Rebecca

    • MILANA on April 26, 2020 at 1:03 am

      Thank you so much, Rebecca! \m/

    • Aubrey on April 27, 2020 at 9:36 am

      WOW!! OUTSTANDING PLAYING!!! You’ve got my vote!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

      • MILANA on April 27, 2020 at 11:16 am

        THANK YOU, Aubrey!! πŸ™:D

  9. Rebecca Guigui on April 25, 2020 at 10:46 am

    You have a smooth organic feel. Love your tasteful fills. We have similar philosophies about music and life. Congrats and Keep grooving!

  10. Isabella Rothenbuhler on April 26, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Milana!!! All kinds of words come to mind. β€œIngenious” β€œInnovative” β€œBrilliant”. You are skilled beyond your years. My dad and I just watched that for the 3rd or 4th time. Great production! Great sound!

    You work hard and have real passion and an ear for music.

    Best original –

    Good luck and keep inspiring young female drummers

    Bella
    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ™πŸ»

    • MILANA on April 26, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      Your words really mean a lot to me – THANK YOU SO MUCH, Isabella! πŸ™

  11. Aiwen on May 4, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    wowzers this video is AMAZING :-0

    • Aiwen on May 4, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      AMAZING! πŸ™‚

      • MILANA on May 4, 2020 at 9:30 pm

        So nice, thanks! πŸ™

    • MILANA on May 4, 2020 at 9:30 pm

      THANK YOU! πŸ˜€

  12. nicoled on May 8, 2020 at 10:19 am

    BRAVO!!!!!!

    • MILANA on May 9, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you very much πŸ˜€

  13. mattheww on May 8, 2020 at 10:20 am

    This is extraordinary. You make a complex piece look completely effortless πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    • MILANA on May 9, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      THANK YOU! Took many hours to make it look easy haha πŸ™

  14. johnharan on May 9, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    You play smoother than any grown man I have ever jammed with. You rock sista.

    • MILANA on May 10, 2020 at 9:19 pm

      What a nice compliment, thank you πŸ™

  15. Julie on May 12, 2020 at 11:19 am

    So proud of you!!!!! Sending you Lots if Love and support from Arizona! Xoxoxox

    • MILANA on May 12, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      AWW THANK YOU!!

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